With recent terrorist attacks and additional threats I am not surprised that many of the NHL players are showing concerns and in some cases having second thoughts.
Claude Julien in particular recently told reporters that they may re-evaluate the situation as they get closer to the date as the recognize the pending and possible dangers at the Olympics.
Now, its obvious that the Olympics is "pride" driven. The chance to represent your native country in an international global event is a once in a life time opportunity. However, the reality of catastrophic events is real and probably certain.
In my opinion, I would hope the NHL does the right thing and decline the invitation. Too much turmoil in that part of the world especially within the regions closest to the location of the Olympics.
I understand there's an "honor" mentality here in terms of standing up to terrorism and showing no fear. Just dont think it is worth it in this situation.
I am sorry for not sounding too Patriotic but I am more concerned with with the well-being of the people involved (not just US/CAN).
So, what are your opinions/thoughts on this recent hot topic? Would you go...or would you stay?